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Job Title:Construction Representative

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:MP-VA-13-875972-SW

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, May 17, 2013 to Friday, May 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0809-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Agency Employees Only

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

3 vacancies in the following location(s):
Charlotte, NC United StatesView Map
Tampa, FL United StatesView Map
Billings, MT United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current Career/Career -Conditional employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 875972

 

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

 

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities,

severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • Subject to Mobility Agreement

DUTIES:

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This is the position of a Construction Representative in the Field Resident Engineer Staff within the Real Property Service, Office of Operations, Office of Construction and Facilities Management, Office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The incumbent is in charge of on-site construction activities for major construction. As such, the incumbent supervises day-to-day activities of contractors or assists the senior resident engineer in charge of administering and monitoring the many facets of a large complex construction contract.

The incumbent will perform the following major duties:
• Studying contract plans and specifications to gain familiarity, ensure conformity with contract requirements, and identify existing or potential problems with planned construction;
• Reviewing contractor’s cost breakdown and reviewing all submittals on contractor’s proposed equipment and materials;
• Reviewing inventory of supplies, materials, and equipment and documenting their quantity and condition;
• Observing and inspecting work being completed by contractors and subcontractors for proper installation and application of construction materials;
• Documenting daily environmental conditions that may impact safety or work progress

 

***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. Time-in-grade requirements for this position must be met by the closing date of this announcement. For the GS-13 level position, applicants must have held at least the GS-12 grade or higher for at least a year.

Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment Time-in-Grade Requirement

NOTE: You must provide a copy of a recent SF-50, "Notice of Personnel Action" that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, type of service (Competitive or Excepted) and career status (career or career-conditional).

Minimum Qualifications:

To be considered minimally qualified for this position at the GS-13 grade level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-12 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position to be filled.  Such qualifying specialized experience must include:

·         Inspecting large scale commercial grade construction work for proper use and application of construction materials and equipment;

·         Interpreting and applying construction drawings, specifications, and building codes;

·         Negotiating and authorizing limited contractual modifications and supplemental agreements;

·         Identifying and resolving potential and existing problems that may impact safety or work progress

NOTE: Education may not be substituted for experience at the GS-13 grade level.

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

     • Ability to review design and construction plans
• Ability to determine compliance with contract requirements
• Ability to verify safety requirements on a construction site
• Knowledge of professional engineering disciplines
• Knowledge of Federal Acquisition/Contract Regulations related to administering contracts for contract services.
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing

 

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This work requires a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.  Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements: (http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/applicantchecklist.doc)

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.).  Additionally, Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.   If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non-service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as well as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference" and required documentation with your application materials.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

After the vacancy announcement closes, those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position are referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package.  The following link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp.

The Federal Government has special appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities (go to http://www.opm.gov/disability/peoplewithdisabilities.asp).   For additional information on these, and other special appointing authorities, refer to this checklist or contact Stephanie Watson at (202)461-6092 or e-mail STEPHANIE.WATSON3@VA.GOV.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

 

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Well qualified applicants possess experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job.  Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

 

Placement Policy:  The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion.  The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement.  Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

You may be required to serve a probationary period.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package (See “Required Documents” section below).  The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 24, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date.  To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you cannot apply online: you will need to click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire:View Occupational Questionnaire.  Then print the 1203FX form to complete and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm1203fx.pdf.  Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Keep a copy of your fax receipt n case verification is needed.

 To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload: Complete the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using 875972. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.  Fax your documents to (478) 757-3144. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

  1. Résumé 
  2. Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
  3. Other documents - use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).  You will not be contacted for additional information.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Stephanie Watson
Phone: (202)461-6092
Email: STEPHANIE.WATSON3@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VA Central Office HRS
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC
20420
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address. 

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Job Announcement Number:

MP-VA-13-875972-SW

Control Number:

341744200